Weird Chat with Charter Cable

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  1. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    Last night I got a call from Charter Cable, asking me to upgrade to Digital Cable. I passed, but asked when they were going to start carrying HDTV. I expected an "I have no idea what you're talking about" since it was just a telemarketer. But instead, the response was, "Well, they're working on it. But the problem is that the receivers keep melting down."
    Huh? Isn't Time-Warner sending out HDTV signals on their cable? Is there a meltdown problem with them? Or is the telemarketer just making crap up to get me off her back? [​IMG]
     
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    In July, I talked to someone in the Marketing Dept. at Time Warner about HD over cable. I was told that they wouldn't even start offering it until late summer 2002, if even that soon. I have doubts about TW to deliver HD over cable, atleast in my area, but if they could I would try it.

    Matt
     
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    I work at a major national electronics and media retailer and a customer recently told me he was approached by Time Warner to be a beta tester for high defintion through cable. This was about a month ago, and he only knew about as much as I just stated. If I see him again, I'll post anything else I find out.
     
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    Time Warner is currently offering HD in many of their major markets....The only problem they are having is getting enough HD cable boxes from Scientific Atlanta...
     

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